According to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey, the total violent crime victimization rate declined 22% from 2019 to 2020. Additionally, the rate of property crime victimization declined for the second year in a row. (Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization, 2020, October 2021).
OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. Learn more and access resources below.
Programs & Initiatives
Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to this topic:
- Directory of Crime Victim Services
- Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program
- National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW)
Also see the Victims & Victimization page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs and practices. And, visit the Victims section of the Bureau of Justice Statistics website for data.
Training & Technical Assistance
Visit the following sites to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP program offices:
Frequently Asked Questions
Missing and exploited children statistics are available in resources from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and others. Visit the Statistics section of our Missing Children Special Feature for access to these resources.
For additional information, visit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children website.
Information on child trafficking victims is available in Trafficking in Persons Report, a publication from the U.S. Department of State. The following websites also provide valuable resources about trafficking in children:
- Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State
- Child Sex Trafficking, National Center Missing and Exploited Children
- Child Labor, Forced Labor & Human Trafficking, U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs
- Human Trafficking Resources, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
- Office on Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services